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of cyber bullying and that is why i did a remarkable partnership in south florida with local law enforcement who had gone into schools talking about bullying, including cyber bullying and giving people concrete examples of things of situations they saw, it was remarkable. and that is why we will continue to do that work. so i hope today as we move forward you will understand that we are in this together with you at the department of justice. this is an all hands on deck enterprise. there is so much to do. i hope at the end of this day we will indeed all follow the lead of that student, walk out and say what are one or two things i'm going to do differently and better? how are we going to improve this situation? i hope if you take one and only one thing from melinda and my and ruslyn's remarks today, if you have an idea, please bring them to us. we want to learn from you. we are in this together and i want to say thank you because the most important thing we have is a recognition that you understand that this is indeed a national issue for us to deal with. i'm looking forw
to him. there was no indication he was going to kill a law enforcement officer. >>> judge agreed to resign. 58-year-old judge paul seeman is accused of stealing a million and a half dollars from his neighbor. ktvu channel 2 news was the first to report this story. he has been on leave since he was arrested last june but he continued to get his salary. he is facing 32 felony charges, 12 counts of perjury, elder theft and grand theft and unauthorized disclosure of information. >>> vacant store fronts are a problem for san jose. ktvu's robert handa is in downtown where a quick fix could pave the way to a permanent solution there. robert? >> reporter: that's right. we are at a building that is usually empty but as you can see it is bustling. this activity is part of san jose's plan to get rid of the economic and image related problems that come with vacant buildings. >> reporter: the chef is whipping up dishes for a crowd of people in downtown san jose. this stretch doesn't usually see much traffic because of all the vacant buildings so today they launched start up san jose, to attra
deported. >> we were talking about the law and it is to the fair. >> this fourth grade class at jefferson elementary is learning a very personal lesson on immigration law. >> we thought the law was supposed to protect us and help us go to school, but look what happened to rodrigo. please help us bring him back. >> they lobbied the city council to pass a resolution to send to congress in support of bringing home their classmate, 10-year-old rodrigo. their visas expired while visiting family in mexico. on january 10th, the u.s. customs officers denied their re-entry and sent them back to mexico with a five-year wait to reapply for new visas. >> what about rodrigo? who is fighting for rodrigo? we need to fight for rodrigo's rights. >> in the first berkeley council skype session, rodrigo joined his classmates. >> thank you, everyone, for what you are doing to try and get me home. >> the students wrote letters to their congressional representatives and the president asking for a waiver called humanitarian parole. >> we are just fourth grade kids, but you are doing a big thing. thank you. >> th
the law and it is to the fair. >> this fourth grade class at jefferson elementary is learning a very personal lesson on immigration law. >> we thought the law was supposed to protect us and help us go to school, but look what happened to rodrigo. please help us bring him back. >> they lobbied the city council to pass a resolution to send to congress in support of bringing home their classmate, 10-year-old rodrigo. their visas expired while visiting family in mexico. on january 10th, the u.s. customs officers denied their re-entry and sent them back to mexico with a five-year wait to reapply for new visas. >> what about rodrigo? who is fighting for rodrigo? we need to fight for rodrigo's rights. >> in the first berkeley council skypeession, session, joined h joined his classmates. >> thank you, everyone, for what you are doing to try and get me home. >> the students wrote letters to their congressional representatives and the president asking for a waiver called humanitarian parole. >> we are just fourth grade kids, but you are doing a big thing. thank you. >> the resolution passed, b
underway to change that. abc 7 news explain what's lawmakers are trying to do. >> if law enforcement wanted to read letters or other paper corresponds they have to get a warrant but in this age of technology you don't have the same protections. if your e mail has been opened or more than six months old law enforcement can read them. >> in cases the law is confusing and has permitted the government to search your e mails. >> investigators look at e mails, that is not always the case. e mail privacy became a debate after the cia director general petraeus resigned or an extramarital affair. privacy experts asked what protections do ordinary people have? >> no warrant no. records. >> state senator leno wants to define the line in california. electronic communications should nobody different. they're all private. >> all we're seeing is that we'll make the case there is a reasonable cause to believe illegal activity is ongoing. >> this could require agents get a warrant before asking service providers to hand over e mails. companies would then have to tell you they d some require a warrant but no
. the woman's sun in law came out of the -- son-in-law came out of the house to try to help her and one of the suspects shot and killed him. they drove off in a dark colored sedan. a long-time neighbor says she's never seen violence there. >> bikes, strollers, babies, dogs. >> surprised to hear this. >> sad, sad for the family. >> the 33-year-old victim lived in alameda and his name has not yet been released. this is that city's second homicide of the year. >>> it is a story we've been following for months. oakland's ongoing battle with crime and the efforts to make the city safer. we have good news on crime stats and how citizens are stepping up to help police. >> reporter: oakland police chief says he's doing the best he has with what he has. one new tool is more officers out on the street. another is embedded in the neighborhood. inside this church, oakland's mayor addressed 75 people in an open forum about crime this morning. police chief howard jordan says his department has seen a shift in east oakland. shootings dropped nearly 30%, homicides but 42%. he pointed to the arrests thr
. >> not saying it should be illegal that have but we should not enshrine in the law of principle a child does not deserve a mother and a father. >> this week the leading group of pediatricians saying there is no evidence that sexual orientation of parents has impact on the child. >> in spite of the fact they face challenges in schools and prejudices from the world those children are still turning out just equally well adjusted and happy, equally successful in school, in life. >> he disagrees saying if high court does legalize gay marriage his fear is that it will end the institution of marriage. >> i fear people will not be interested in marrying anymore. marriage will be irrelevant vent he added the church will suffer. >> if what we're teaching is bigotry and discrimination we're not going to be allowed to do that. >> believing if church teachings are backward it will impact the church-run schools, hopts and service agencies. >> if we want to know how people will be treat swred to think about how a racial bigot is treated in a country today. >> the archbishop admits being a visible opponent
to the aid of his mother-in-law during an attack near regatta way. a woman was unloading her car when she was approached by one ever two suspects who tried to rob her. police say the woman's son-in-law came out to help and he was shot. >> baby strollers, dogs, just a place you want to live in. >> reporter: surprised to hear they? >> very surprised and i'm sad for the family. >> reporter: the 33-year-old victim lived in alameda. his name has not yet been released. this san leandro's first homicide of the year. >>> a san josi man wanting in the stack death of his ex- girlfriend may be on the run to mexico. juan ram raze stabbed cruzes-gonsalez near downtown san josi. the suspect managed to evade a door-to-door search. investigators say ramirez may be driving a dark green 196 toyota t-100 pickup similar to this one. >>> san francisco firefighters say an early morning fire at a downtown restaurant may have been deliberately set. crews got to the 7 pleasures california grill on commercial street at 2:15 this morning. thick smoke rose into the buildings above and investigators are trying to
brutality. initially those armed patrols were completely legal. they have studied the law and they knew what distance they needed to stand. when the guns could not be loaded in the cars and when a felon could not carry a handgun and all the very specific legislation around when and where it was legal and they emulated tactics done in l.a. and started to patrol the police and stand up. this is true of the local following. young adults who said that his power. that is standing up. we are going to join in and we are not just going to sit there and talk about the revolution and the revolutionary action movement but this gives us a way to actually stand up against brutality. when this really change to a different scale when they were on patrol in oakland standing up and following the police and patrolling the police. this is changes when the young man was killed in richmond north of oakland and neighbors were killed by the police, shot in the back of there was a lot of evidence that this was an unjustified murder. there was no official recourse. people tried petitions and they tried talking to th
. >>> it's being said that bush violated laws by starting the war. the lawsuit was filed last week, an iraq refugee. they said they violated laws created after world war ii which defined when and how a country can go to war. >> the bush administration used 9 / 11 as an excuse. they conflating and scared and misled the public. they were able to scare people into supporting a war that had no basis. >> if successful it sets a legal precedence by saying the president and the others were liable. >> inside iraq today they marked the anniversary. more than 200 were injured in 20 attacks today. mostly car bombs in neighborhoods. no one has claimed responsibility for the bombings although the prime suspect is al qaeda. >>> an investigation is underway in nevada after 7 marines were killed last night. 7 other marines were injured. hospital officials say one has been discharged, one in fair condition and five in serious conditions. the marines are based at camp la june in north carolina. they stopped the
to that. and it is about state leadership, not just looking at the civil rights laws for protection, but -- and it certainly is our job to vigorously enforce them -- but it is your job as superintendent to (inaudible) even where the federal civil rights laws don't protect you. so it's a case of taking what you are doing, what folks are doing across the country and putting those on places like stopbullying dwofl .org so we can scale those up around the country. >> recognizable face. >> (inaudible) and i'm also head of the san francisco commission on women and the lieutenant governor asked about data. actually we do have data on bullying in san francisco high schools, particularly bullying among lgbt girls. so for the first time this year we've incorporated data that kevin coggin and ilsa (inaudible) provided and their suicide rates are off the charts, lesbian girls in our district. it's actually from the cdy youth risk survey. i want to offer that as a resource to folks in this room and encourage you in this pursuit of data. >> thank you. >> my question centers around the point o
it, complain about it. we need to support our law enforcement. >>reporter: this is not the only area looking to the hell's angles for help. this council member says the angles are coming to his district to weekend to help clean up. >>> taxi drivers showed up in droves, both inside and outside san francisco city hall tonight outraged about what they call an unlevel playing field. city leaders were meeting to vote on the plan that zapped real time information on caps so people can hail them using a mobile app. first they heard from cab drivers, demanding regulations. they also expressed concerns about a proposal to allow hundreds of more cabs in the next years. >> before you guys started flooding the streets there, were enough drivers to cover shifts. there aren't anymore. if you have a broken leg, i have to show up. >> why should we follow these rules when we can go get a pink mustache and ignore the rules. >> drivers said they're making 50% yet. >>> droves are for the next big thing in the aerospace industry. in sacramento, law makers heard from the military experts about the civilia
talking on the cell phones and tempting. traffic officers from law enforcement agencies throughout san mateo county are taking part. officers issued more than 200 citations during a similar crackdown early this year. >> it appears many of us are willing to pay for a faster commute. revenue from bay area toll lanes are higher than projected. they allow solo drivers to pay a fee and jump if lanes normally reserved for car poolers. our media partner reports that toll lane revenue on highway 237 is more than 50 percent above projection. the toll users save 5 minutes to 20 minutes compared to other drivers. southbound interstate 680 is bringing up more toll revenue than expected at 33 percent higher on the sue -- sunol grid. time is money, as they say. >> indeed. this morning, time -- you will need extra to get to work. >> is that right, mike? >> from sheas to sausalito we have light rain. this is moving to the east. american canyon, napa, sonoma, you will get wet again. you can see this crosses over into san francisco right along near at&t park and headed down to the south and over near oa
to hang people for it, now they just get a slap on the wrist. the proposed change to a law that california ranchers were wrangling over today. >>> today is national ag day. one state law maker using this day to introduce a new bill that would make tougher penalties for cattle rustling. ken pritchett is live in liver more. he talked to one cattle owner who has been hit hard by he's. >> reporter: not too long ago cattle rustlers took two heifers. nobody was caught. thigh are animals that are accustomed to people. it likely wasn't difficult when cattle rustlers made off with a dozen of them. >> those animals were worth well over $22,000 on that day. >> reporter: we talked with ranch owner by phone. he says the heifers were a month away from dropping calves. $22,000 doesn't even covert loss. >> worth many times that if you consider the number of calves they will produce. >> reporter: the value of cattle has gone up by as many as 50% in recent years, making theft more tempting and the consequences if caught are light. frank has a bill to change that. >> the people convicted of stealing will sta
, lotering, it is defined as to stand idly about and linger without lawful business and prohibts to the sidewalkses adjacent to the business as depicted on form 257. no person under the age of 21 shall sell or deliver alcoholic beverages. number seven, all sales and service staff within 90 days of hire shall complete the abc lead class and responsible service. the copy of the certificate should be kept to the premises and be given on request. this business shall be conducted at all times in a manner that will allow them to be easily identifiable as employees by law enforcement. employee clothing shall feature the name of the business. the sales of alcoholic beverages for off-sale conception is strictly prohibited. the licensee should provide one security personnel on the exterior of the premises. the interior should be staffed appropriately to control the patrons and stop the disturbances. the special events should be staffed at one security guard per 75 patrons. further licensee agrees to honor the request of law enforcement if additional security becomes necessary. number eleve
. >> five bay area police departments will join law enforcement agencies around the world in a first ever 24-hour police tweet athon. the police departments are participating with 160 agencies worldwide to create awareness of police work and the issues that the officers face. they want to promote the use of social media by law enforcement and will tweet various service calls throughout the day starting at 8:00 a.m. agencies will use the say hashtag "plopwt." a preschooler teacher accused of trying to drug toddlers in her care is charged with ten misdemeanor counts of child endangerment. a fellow teacher in morgan hill saw her putting the over-the-counter sleep aid into sippy cups. she supervisorred map -- nap time for children one to two. >> the woman who died about being raped on santa cruz campus will face charges. the student told investigators she was searching for banana slugs along a campus trail and was beaten and assaulted. a campus alert was throughed and a sketch of a suspect was released but she admitted the truth a few days later. >> activists are going to undress when they stage
and bike riders. highway patrol officers say gone up. they will target motorcyclists breaking traffic laws on the sunday morning ride. they will also look for bicyclists who don't stop at stop signs or let drivers pass. >>> this upcoming week holds two major traffic changes for bay area commuters. first one is on the peninsula. after seven years and if more than $400 million a project helped to protect san mateo drivers is almost open to traffic. tomorrow people plan to father at devils slide to celebrate two new tunnels between pacifica and month terra that will let drivers bypass an area that is known for mud and rock slides and on tuesday it will open to the public. it's the first highway tunnel bill in california for more than 50 years. the other big thing this week is that right there. that is the golden gate bridge. for drivers this means four new ways of paying the tolls. the first and the easiest option is fast track. there is also pay as you go. that option requires you to set up an account with your license plate and credit card numbers. the third option is to make a one-time pay
is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> reporter: hillary clinton agreed last week. mitt romney's stand against gay marriage surely hurt him in november. >> white evangelicals form a strong part of the republican base and are overwhelmingly opposed but others supports free freedom to marry. >> marriage laws are designed to attach mothers and fathers to each other and to the children that they may create and raise in the best environment. >> reporter: despite the snow, people are camped at the supreme court to get inside for tomorrow's argument. >> i have a lot of gay friends. i don't think they should be denied the right to marry the person they love. >> chief justice roberts set aside a seat for his cousin, a lesbian, who wants theo justice to declare the ban unconstitutional. chris and sandy raised four boys and want to marry. >> we love each other and we want to marry. we want to experience societal acceptance. >> reporter: their case to be heard as most in america do accept same-sex marriage. torment prop 8 arguments. on wednesd
for the public. the justices are not expected to rule on either case until june but one law expert we spoke with says recent public opinion and polling that favors gay marriage could have weight with the justices. she also believes the justices may come to a compromise, even portions of doma may be struck down. >> i think it will be appealing for conservatives on the court because it's a question of the federal government coming in to legislate in an area that has been traditionally reserved for the states making marriage law. i think it's a very conservative argument that will appeal to more conservative members of the court. then the liberal members of the court will be excited about being able to sort of affirm a commitment to progressive values like same-sex marriage. >> reporter: here's a breakdown of what may happen in the next few days. if the court strikes down prop 8 as a violation of constitutional rights same-sex marriage would become legal nationwide. or the cot can support prop 8, that means the state can decide whether or not to legalize same
much negative behavior. we talk about it. we complain about it. but yet we need to support our law enforcement. >> reporter: this is not the only area looking for help. the angels are coming to his district this weekend to help clean up. in oakland, john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more solo drivers are buying their way into express lanes. that's helping to raise cash. the highway 237 to interstate 880 express lane generated $900,000 in the first year. or about $300,000 more than projected. transportation planners are considering several new express lanes by 2015. >>> it's taken five years but today san francisco-based twitter received its patent. the tech website says the u.s. patent and trademark office granted twitter's founders a patent. twitter has publicly promised to only use the patents defensively. the company will also require permission from its employees if it wants to take the offensive and sue another company over intellectual property. >>> comcast customers may have noticed their internet service has gotten a little quicker. they've increased the speeds of servi
complain about it. but yet we need to support our law enforcement. >> reporter: this is not the only area looking for help. the angels are coming to his district this weekend to help clean up. in oakland, john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more solo drivers are buying their way into express lanes. that's helping to raise cash. the highway 237 to interstate 880 express lane generated $900,000 in the first year. or about $300,000 more than projected. transportation planners are considering several new express lanes by 2015. >>> it's taken five years but today san francisco-based twitter received its patent. the tech website says the u.s. patent and trademark office granted twitter's founders a patent. twitter has publicly promised to only use the patents defensively. the company will also require permission from its employees if it wants to take the offensive and sue another company over intellectual property. >>> comcast customers may have noticed their internet service has gotten a little quicker. they've increased the speeds of services for nearly all customers in california. the upgr
hearing is set for april 18th. >>> two long-term and well-own attorneys are accused of breaking the law. brooks and reid illegally interfered with the bidding process on a major construction contract. t turner's vice president has close ties with brooks and read and lost out on the contract after the city administrator ordered a competitive bidding process, both deny any wrongdoing. >>> and started this morning, continuing at this hour, the bay area is getting a taste of march madness, san jose is the place to be tonight. the pavilion hosting eight teams, syracuse, oregon, among the schools. this is the 75th anniversary of the ncaa tournament and the fifth time that san jose has been a host. there is one team you can see the colors here, didn't have to travel too far, the cal bears were assigned to san jose, essentially a home game. >> we're big basketball fans, i'm a cal alumni, the two together is really cool. >> they're a good team that deserves to be here. they fought real hard all year. i think they will have a good chance to go up the ladder. >> well, we shall see. cal is playing
councilmembers broke the law, and aapproximate busessed their power by abusing city contracts. the auditor shows more than a dozen violations. among other things, it accuses them of icing their power to influential the bidding process for the $2 million cleanup at the former oakland army base. >> the law was broken here. so the report, it was not done out in the open. there was undue influential. >> reporter: the auditor says oakland city charter is clear. councilmembers can only set policy and funds. both brooks and reid deny wrongdoing. we have discovered councilmember larry reid is the center of a second investigation. eric rasmussen obtained a report of a private investigator who looked into the issue. >> reporter: urban recycling solutions incorporated had a good deal on the side of the old oakland army base on berma road. civil engineer told us his business partner, and owner of urban recycling paid a long time activist, darrell kerry $1,000 a week to get the city of oakland's cooperation. >> what that was money for? >> just so he can get whatever he wants from the city's approval. >> how
the law, and aapproximate busessed their power by abusing city contracts. the auditor shows more than a dozen violations. among other things, it accuses them of icing their power to influential the bidding process for the $2 million cleanup at the former oakland army base. >> the law was broken here. so the report, it was not done out in the open. there was undue influential. >> reporter: the auditor says oakland city charter is clear. councilmembers can only set policy and funds. both brooks and reid deny wrongdoing. we have discovered councilmember larry reid is the center of a second investigation. eric rasmussen obtained a report of a private investigator who looked into the issue. >> reporter: urban recycling solutions incorporated had a good deal on the side of the old oakland army base on berma road. civil engineer told us his business partner, and owner of urban recycling paid a long time activist, darrell kerry $1,000 a week to get the city of oakland's cooperation. >> what that was money for? >> just so he can get whatever he wants from the city's approval. >> how do you thi
is to teach the truths of our faith and the truths of the natural moral law and whatever challenges that entails i embrace with enthusiasm. we can learn to respect each other across differences and even to love one another end quote. >>> one of the most notable men in the gay community and he is also the first of his kind. how he changed the sports world on and off the court. a revealing interview with the president of the golden state warriors. >>> winter may be over but it is still fresh in the mind of wine makers. >>> and public support for gun reform might be picking up steam but democratic leadership has definitely hit a snag. we take a look at whether harry reid and colleagues have broken a promise when it comes to overhauling gun laws. >>> there is a good chance you haven't heard of them but you have heard of the organization he runs. the team president of the warriors is a major player in the world of basketball but his legacy is in the gay community. ehe came out almost two years ago. does he regret it? tonight the interview. >> reporter: what you see in a warriors game isn
armed patrols were completely legal. they had studied the law, they knew at what distance they needed to stand, when the guns could not be loaded in the cars, that a felon could not carry a handgun. all the very specific legislation around when and where it was legal, and they emulated some tactics that were being done in l.a. and started to patrol the police and stand up. and in this drew a local following in oakland of young adults who said that's power. that's standing up to our press sor. we're going to join in. we're not going to just sit there and talk about revolution like the revolutionary action movement, but this gives us a way to actually stand up against brutality. when this really changed to a bigger scale, right? there were these small patrols in oakland standing up and following the police and patrolling the police, when this really changed was when a young man was killed in north richmond, an unincorporated area knot of oakland. -- north of oakland. neighbors -- he was killed by police, shot in the back, and there was a lot of evidence that this was unjustified murder.
through you name it to women's rights, thea rights, the other rights, when i went back to school, to law school, i looked at it and i said, what is this elder law about? it seemed very interesting to me. and it has been a very rewarding choice of profession for me and of clientele. >> thank you. >> mollie? >>> my career right now is really focused on senior aging issues and i would like to bring together more closely lgbt senior aging issues into the community disability advocacy. we have one of the highest aging communities in the country in san francisco and we have one of the most represented lgbt communities as well, and yet we are so unrepresented in services for this community and it pains me to see this over and over again in my own agency we serve for seniors and disabled adults, and it's very, very hard to get -- to reach out to the lgbt community and make these services available. and i realize that firsthand when i was at open house how hard it was and it takes a tremendous amount of effort to reach out and build this visibility, particularly in the old, old population that ha
to the district attorney's office and the f.b.i. to see if a law has, indeed, been broken. if there are charges, they would only be a misdemeanor. that would be enough for the council members to lose their job. we have posted a link to their full report at abc7news.com. >> dan: an alameda county superior court judge accused of stealing millions from 93-year-old widow ed neighbor. paul simon is facing 32 felonies. he was still withdrawing a salary while fighting charges that he took over his neighbor's finances. >> a grenade was discovered and did detonated in golden gate park. >> fire had the hole! >> a man used a metal detector discovered what it was an old military explosive. no wored on whether the degree made was actually live but it is no more and no longer a danger. >> how do you feel about police looking at your private emails without a warrant. right now they can but there is an effort underway in sacramento to change. that nannette miranda explains what state lawmakers are trying to do. >> reporter: if law enforcement wanted to read your letters or other paper correspondence, they have
there except the room she booked for her in-laws. lee's parents could not get on board. >> what will we do? my in laws don't speak english and they don't drive. >> she couldn't leave them stranded in long beach, but there were no rooms available. so she did the only she could. >> i gave up my room to my in laws. >> linda and le expe their son watched -- and their son watched as the ship sailed away without them. the whole point of the cruise was left standing on shore. >> the trip was ruined. nobody could enjoy themselves because the star of the show wasn't there. >> what was worse this their luggage couldn't be retrieved and sailed off with the ship. y. >> i had nothing but the clothes on my back. >> they waited seven days in los angeles waiting for the ship to return and blakeing the -- and making the most of their time at home. >> she later found out carnival had mistakenly canceled the reservation. it happened when carnival was correcting the spelling of her mother-in-law's middle name. linda paid for that room and she she wanted her money back. >> they said it was coming in the mail and i
is the mac-10. ak-47. >> reporter: better suited for a war zone than the streets. >> law enforcement's worse nightmare is coming across these weapons. >> they collected 600 unwanted guns, including 17 assault weapons during a gun buy back program. >> you wonder where they have been lying around. probably not in gun safes. not with trigger locks on them. >> reporter: he says the county paid out $60,000 at the most recent event, between 1-$200. >> i talk to gun store owners who say it doesn't work. flat out. what do you think? >> i think that, first of all, i want to say i support, you know, the ordinary course of commerce, what owners are doing, we are not trying to compete with them. >> reporter: selling the guns back to a store would require a back ground check and a 10 day wait. >> reporter: he says he was so happy with the results he is going to suggest making plans for future gun buy backs. live in san jose, eric rasmussen, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> five people are planning to run for the board of supervisors seat left vacant. he pleaded guilty to misleading taxpayer money. she is one of
phones. >> reporter: under federal law, it's legal for police to search cell phones, but it has not been tested under california law. >> when the phone is searched, it's not just a privacy of the person who is arrested that's violated. >> reporter: experts say the legal battle is being fought across the nation. >> every jurisdiction has cases on this. some cases say cell phones are protected without a search warrant all the time. some cases say they're never protected. some cases say they're protected if it's password protection, but not if it isn't. >> reporter: i called the san francisco police department and the city attorney office, both offices said they had no comment. the city does have 30 days to respond to this lawsuit. >>> on wall street, the dow jones reached another all-time high. the dow closed at 14,511. nasdaq gained 25 points. the rally was fueled by the federal reserve saying it will keep interest rates low until unemployment falls further. >> so i think an important criteria would be not just the improvement that we've seen, but is this going to be sustained for a numbe
to the state, the d.a., and the f.b.i. to determine if any laws have been broken. >> president obama is wrapping up his visit to israel by paying respects to heroes of the percent state and victims of the holocaust and visiting the birthplace of jesus and he will travel to jordan to meet with a top ally in the region. we are joined live from washington, dc with more from our reporter there. >> good morning, kristen. a busy and historic three days if president obama in the middle east. today he holds final meetings with the israelis and palestinians. >> on the final day in israel, president obama paid tribute to the history of the jewish people laying wreaths at the graves of israeli cultural icons and remembers victims of the holocaust on a tour of a memorial in israel. >> they were men and women and children, so many children, sent to their deaths because of who they were, how they prayed or who they loved. >> the trip has been rich with symbolism. he reaffirmed the united states alliance in a send off toast with israeli leaders. in a speech to israeli college students the president
. >> chris: let's talk about the personal sphere, because, you would like to relax some of the laws for people who possess and are smoking marijuana and you also in the senate have voted against, in fact, to ban -- rather, against a ban on synthetic recreational drugs. why are you more lenient on drug laws, sir? >> the main thing i've said is not to legalize them but not to incarcerate people for extended periods of time. i'm working with senator leahy with a bill on mandatory minimums. there are people in jail for 37, 50, 45 years, for nonviolent crimes. and that is a huge mistake. our preference are full of nonviolent criminals. and i don't want to encourage people to do it. i think even marijuana is bad to do and takes away your incentive to work and show up and do the things you should be doing. i don't think it is a good idea. i don't want to promote that but i don't want to put people in jail and make the mistake. a lot of young people do this and later on in their 20s, grow up and quit doing things like this and i don't want to ruin their lives. the last two presidents could
legislators across the country are introducing laws making it harder for animal welfare advocates investigate growth in food safety cases. some bills make it illegal to take photographs of a farming operation. others make it a crime for someone such as an animal welfare advocates a live on an application to get a job at a plant. bills pending in california, nebraska and tennessee require that anyone collecting evidence of abuse turned over to law enforcement within 24 to 48 hours. which advocates say is not allow enough time to document illegal activity under federal human h handling and food safety laws. >> statwill be back with more on the kron 4 morning news. thyou eat less...ing weiyou lose weight.et. it's a great plan... until you get hungry. that's the time to take slimful. one tasty 90-calorie slimful and a glass of water satisfies hunger for hours making it easier to eat smaller meals, and resist snacking. your friends might think you found the secret to losing weight. but it's no secret... it's slimful. eating less is a beautiful thing. >> we are back. 4:14 on the clock. >> just in
as a law enforcement officer in angel castro is facing charges including reckless driving and impersonating a federal agent - and didn't show up in court today. last month - police say he was in an unmarked ford crown victoria with sirens on. they say he got out of the car wearing a shirt with an f-b-i emblem. he initially claimed he was handling an emergency - but eventually said he worked for a security company and that the emergency was he had to pay his phone bill. there's a warrant tonight for his arrest. a folk singer is accused of making anti-gay comments at a show in san francisco last night. michelle shocked is a grammy nominated singer who was performing at yoshi's. now - other venues, including hop-monk tavern in novato, are cancelling her performances. concert organizers at yoshi's released this statement on twitter today. saying they don't tolerate the type of "bigotry and hatred exhibited last night.she will never be back." bicyclists were allowed to ride bart all day -- including during peak commute hours. it's part of a week-long test program. bart officials say they've made
will sweep law and we could have a real short period of steady, light rain, and scattered showers for tomorrow. still looking at rainfall amounts on the very low side around .05" in the south bay and maybe up to 1" in the north bay mountains but that is generous. temperatures are cooler tomorrow and then the 60's and 70's come back through the weekend and into next week. sue? >> a nice live shot for the commute across the san mateo bridge from hayward to foster city. the tail lights on the flat section headed westbound, everyone is moving at the limit at 15-minute drive from both sides of the bay. otherwise, we are looking at the road work or your drive from the central valley right now, you can see the yellow road censors slowing through the altamont pass and it picks up at the limit all the way to dublin/pleasanton interchange. now we will look at the road work on the south bay peninsula side, 101 northbound, from ellis to moffitt in lanes for another 15 minutes. >> new details of florida where police say a potential campus massacre was narrowly averted. police at the university
him. he got away with $17. >> a new law aims to tough every lawns for stealing cattle. >> making theft more attempting to some. the consequences for some are light. assembly man is seeking jail time as a penalty. for those who steal livestock, on bethel island, three families are figuring out how to move forward after a fire. station closures meant the closest truck was five miles away from the fire on taylor road near taylor place. there are no working hydrants and this morning a downed power line kept crews from getting close to the flames. >> we had to readjust some lines, shoot there farther away to keep the safety. the one-story house was destroyed. no injuries were reported. >>> officials say the state is not in brad shape water wise. -- bad shape. reservoirs are at seasonally agents. >>> first day of spring brought snow the over a period of 24 hours. today's start was postponed. the event is expected to start and run through sunday. we'll have the complete forecast. >>> the senate has passed a huge bipart son spending bill that would fund the government through september. that w
. he says he never broke the law. >> a thousands a week. paid my rent. ate. >> reporter: did you give it to city counsel members? larry reid? >> no. >> reporter: larry reid denied the allegations. we heard from him in the last 30 minutes. here is what he had to say. >> really mind-boggling that someone can say that because they are in a relationship with someone else that they paid me $50,000 because i wanted to retire. i never took a freakin' time. >> reporter: we are still gathering more reaction to the story and putting that together for tonight at 10:00 p.m. eric rasmussen, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> an audit of two city counsel members, inluding larry reid alleges they abused their power. they released the report today listing a dozen violations by city counsel members oakland councilwoman desley brooks and larry reid. the auditor accuses them of using their power to influence the bidding process for the clean up at the army base. >> the law was broken here. the report wasn't done in the open. >> she says they are clear. city counsel members with only appropriate funds. they deny a
, the allegations are serious. >> there is no justifiable reason to break the law. >> courtney ruby says they've been breaking the law by directing staff to push a $2 million demolition contract at the oakland army base toward turner group construction. >> the hotline that we operate, we've received tips that individuals are concerned of council member interference. >> the report claims of 14 instances of interference. council member brooks violated the charter 12 times. reid, one time. the report says there was one other violation by one of his staff members. >> i don't blame city staff. >> council member reid says the report findings are absolutely crazy. he says if he's guilty of anything, it's making sure the business playing field is level. >> so oakland businesses have an opportunity to bid on contracts when the city put him out for bid. but, in this case, they didn't put it out for bid. they brought it to the rules committee. >> council member brooks responded to me by attacks. she says she didn't get an advanced copy of the report, but based on what she's heard, she denies the allegat
" that to legalize marriage between two people of the same sex would enshrine in the law the principle that mothers and fathers are interchangeable or irrelevant. he also says a court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage may only intensify the debate. you can see his interview with the archbishop this afternoon going on abc7 news starting at 4:00. >> five bay area police departments are now in the middle of a 24 hour tweet athen, the palo alto, east palo alto, fremont, mountain view, and los gatos police departments are participating in the event with 160 agencies taking part. they are tweeting of service calls to increase awareness of police work and their issues. fremont police tweeted "call a man in 50's down on a bench waving his arms and moaning, fire and p.d. on the scene." hashtag, poltwt and that is a hashtag they use, poltwt, on twitter you can follow us for news any time at abc7 news abc7news.com rather, abc7 news bay area. >> the cruise ship owned by carnival arrived a few hours ago and it was all supplies in spite of the troubles we heard on other cruises. abc7 news reporter katie marzu
in the law the principle that mothers and fathers are interchangeable or irrelevant. he also says a court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage may only intensify the debate. you can see his interview with the archbishop this afternoon going on abc7 news starting at 4:00. >> five bay area police departments are now in the middle of a 24 hour tweet athen, the palo alto, east palo alto, fremont, mountain view, and los gatos police departments are participating in the event with 160 agencies taking part. they are tweeting of service calls to increase awareness of police work and their issues. fremont police tweeted "call a man in 50's down on a bench waving his arms and moaning, fire and p.d. on the scene." hashtag, poltwt and that is a hashtag they use, poltwt, on twitter you can follow us for news any time at abc7 news abc7news.com rather, abc7 news bay area. >> the cruise ship owned by carnival arrived a few hours ago and it was all supplies in spite of the troubles we heard on other cruises. abc7 news reporter katie marzullo is live from pier 27. they have a different opinion of carnival?
're live in san francisco. abc7 news. >> ama: a man who was trying to help his mother-in-law during an attempted robbery was shot and killed in san leandro. the 33-year-old man was shot in the chest around 9:00 last night. police say the man's mother-in-law wag outside of her home, unloading items from her vehicle, when two people preached her. one suspect shot the man and then sped away in a dark-colored sedan. >>> a statewide manhunt is on for a san jose man wanted in the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend. police are looking for juan ramirez. he is accused of the stabbing yesterday afternoon in san jose. investigators released new details today, saying ramirez confronted his former girlfriend, sandra cruz gonsales, in a parking hat and they began to argue. they previously dated and broke up two years ago. police are familiar with the couple. >> gone out, dealt with not only the suspect but the victim to the point where she probably got direction from the police department or the d.a.'s office and filled out a restraining order against the suspect. >> ama: for several hours polic
. >> one proposed reform would change the law that requires the post office to pay bill odd dollar0s year to fund future retiree's pensions. >> lines are forming outside the supreme court ahead of the hearing to decide the constitutionality of prop 8. the referendum banned same-sex marriage after the state's highest court ruled it was legal. on wednesday the court considers the defense of marriage act which denies federal benefits to married same-sex couples. nine states and the district of columbia allow same-sex marriage, nine more have strong civil union or partner ship laws. >> carol lynn tyler is traveling to washington, dc and will be sitting in court when the nation's highest court considers whether california's prop 8 wrongly denies gays and lesbians the right to marry. >>> the nationest highest court is taking on another big issue that cost taxpayers more than $3 billion a year. the a practice that leads to higher prescription prices. >>> also a silicon valley big wig is helping in the effort to keep the kings in sacramento. >> crash, crash, boom. >> neighbors say they've never s
in the future. >> ama: changing a law that requires the postal service to pay billions of dollars each year to find healthcare benefits for future retirees. >> commuters along the san mateo coast will have an easier drive. the tunnel at devil's slide will be officially open. they will celebrate the opening in pacifica and another location >> a record number of people hit the streets of oakland today for the oakland running festival. 9100 competitors joined the 5-k and full and half marathon and four person team relay. they were happy to see double the number of runners last year. they are usually new to the sport so there is an increase in interest in the race. women's winner set a record, finished in two hours, 47 minutes and 24 seconds. male winner is from berkeley, finished. >>> coming up video showing an aggressive shark penetrate ago diver's cage. a man watching the whole thing from feet away. one wrong turn leads to a rough ride. how a car ended up on a neighbor's roof. ♪ >> if you've ever been haunted by that song that gets stuck in your head, how scientists say how you can captor
, sunny skies. tiverton the upper 60s laws seventies. >> it will feel like spring. >> 716 years traffic george. >> not looking at any hot spots. moderate condition that the bay bridge 16-18 minute drive times coming out the macarthur mmaize. less than that for the and th limitre and it's a prnimitz >> looking at the drive times and the traffic maps here 22 minutes from hercules to berkeley. for the easter freeway some slower traffic into walnut creek 680 southbound. south bay we mentioned the heavy traffic at the guadalupe parkway already on 101 northbound. >> this drive time out of the coyote valley 24 minutes up to the montague expressway. >> the north bay ride not bad. the drive time around 32 minutes from the bottnavato the golden gate bridge. ems on bart, caltran, h train three and five are on time. the muni metro is not reporting any problems that james. >> thank you george. it is 719 world headlines. catholics from the world over the weekend to see and hear them pope . >> here is video. more th20,000 more than 200,000 people packed st. peter's square on sunday. pope francis greet
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